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COLBERT Jack
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ireland   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthGalway, IRL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Residence
Galway, IRL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012.
Club / Team
Galway Speeders: Ireland
Name of coach
Dave Sweeney [national], IRL
General Interest
Nicknames
Goonyella (Facebook profile, 12 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has represented Ireland in table tennis and powerlifting. (connachttribune.ie, 08 Aug 2014; 15 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (connachttribune.ie, 15 Apr 2016)
Other information
LEARNING FROM SCRATCH
He taught himself shot put, javelin and discus in 2012 because of a lack of coaches in Galway, Ireland. "I would love to work with a throwing coach. There are some in Ireland, but none in Galway, so I am basically self-taught. Training is very hard without that guidance, and I would love to work under a coach as I feel I can get even better." (connachttribune.ie, 08 Aug 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.